NuFusion concert April 29

NuFusion, Henderson State University’s exciting student jazz ensemble, will perform a free public concert outdoors on Henderson’s Quad Friday, April 29, at 8 p.m. The performance will feature a wide range of music, much of which was arranged by students.

In case of rain, the concert will be held in the Garrison Center’s Grand Ballroom. Director Rick Dimond said the band will perform a “1980s MTV unplugged-style” show if rain forces the concert indoors. But there will still be an impressive sound system and plenty of lights.

He said the sound inside is “much better” since the Day Gym was remodeled.

“Many people didn’t attend the indoor concerts because the sound was so uncontrollable in that room with all of its hard surfaces,” Dimond said. “ The Grand Ballroom now has a great acoustic for sound reinforcement.”

NuFusion includes about 20 student musicians and features a standard big band horn and rhythm section with lead and background vocalists. This year’s concert will feature music by Michael Jackson, Chicago, Van Morrison, Louie Bellson, Trombone Shorty, The Weekend, Paul Simon, One Direction, and many others.

Special guest Kondwani Phwandaphwanda, a reggae/world music composer and singer, will perform with the band.

The Quad area is located between the Garrison Center and Russell Fine Arts building.

For more information, contact Dimond at 870-230-5016.